The Minnesota Owls will begin their fourth season playing at the Isanti County Area David C. Johnson Civic Arena with an event-filled weekend Sept. 17-18. The Owls are one of eight teams playing in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League this season.
For opening weekend, the Owls will go up against a new team in the MNJHL, the Dells Ducks, based out of the Wisconsin Dells. The Owls will be aiming to improve on their 4th-place finish in the league last winter.
Kicking off the 2011-12 season is a tailgate party from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday before the game. Free hot dogs & drinks, player autographs and live local band Cloud 10 will be draws. The game against the Ducks then begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s game will be a 2 p.m. matinee.
The Minnesota Owls offically get the season underway Friday, Sept. 16 at the Maple Grove Energy (7:05 p.m.).
2011-12 Minnesota Owls Roster
Jess “Bubba” Engquist – Richmond, MN
Danny Pelzer – Princeton, MN
Kyle Johnson – St. Louis Park, MN
Robert Erickson – Coon Rapids, MN
Dallas Tucker – Littleton, CO
Josh Messick – Dallas, TX
Austin Campbell – Spokane, WA
Matt Strang – Madison, WI
Shawn McElroy – Richland, WA
Jacob Melwitz- Thief River Falls, MN
Kyler Ackewance – Sioux Lookout, ON
James Pyle – Princeton, MN
Tanner Vinson – Logan, UT
Caleb Doherty – Cumberland, RI
Kolton Kahoot – Ear Falls, ON
Brad Jerzewski – Madison, WI
Jerid Adamson – Isanti, MN
Sheldon Kihle – Williston, ND
Taylor Bargar – Torrence, CA
Tim Nakae – Torrence, CA
Josh Neundorf- Neenah, WI
Blake Jorenby – Madison, WI